Friday Treat: Passionfruit & Coconut Squares

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I was never much of a one for sweet things until I gave up smoking (a decade ago?  I wonder how long it was.  No idea now.)  and then I suddenly developed something of a sweet tooth.  Not good for my waistline, but hey ho, at least my lungs were grateful.

I do try not to over-indulge in calorie-laden sweet treats, but the beauty of these is that a small square is always enough.  Although they’re rich (yes, I’m looking at you, Nestle’s Milk!), the lemon juice and passionfruit give them a lovely sharp bite, and they’re a big hit with everybody who’s tried them.

So here’s the recipe, if you fancy giving them a go.

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  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 100g melted butter (I use Stork, it works fine)
  • 1 can of condensed milk (takes me back to my childhood)  approx 400g.
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 passionfruit – insides scooped out

1.   Mix flour, sugar, coconut and melted butter together.

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2.  Press into a tin and bake at 180C for approx 10 mins or until golden brown.

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3.   Mix together rest of ingredients, pour on top of base, and cook for another 15 mins approx, or until it’s just firm to the touch.

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4.  Cut into little squares.  

5.  Eat.  Yum.

Super easy, too.  My kinda baking.



8 thoughts on “Friday Treat: Passionfruit & Coconut Squares

  1. Not sure about these as I haven´t got a sweet tooth but am willing to try them for you just pop one in an envelope and send!!! I dont suppose you have a recipe for a basic tray bake. If you google you can find a hundred and one tray bake recipes but not one basic one which can be adapted.

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